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Policy Notifications

Policy Notifications (PN) are documents that communicate changes, revisions, or updates to procurement policies and processes for the Acquisitions Program to PWGSC Acquisitions Branch and regional acquisition offices. Related modifications to the Supply Manual (SM) or the Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) Manual are usually published simultaneously with the promulgation of the PN.

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Active:
PNs remain "Active" until the changes are incorporated into the SM or SACC Manual. Information contained in active PNs take precedence over the content of these two manuals.
Archived:
PN is tagged as "Archived" 6 months following its release provided that the related changes have already been incorporated into the Supply Manual or SACC Manual.
No change:
The PN does not affect the content of the SM or SACC Manual and "no change" has been made. The designation “No change” was introduced on 2015-02-25, therefore only “Active” PNs at that time and PNs issued after this date may be designated as containing “no change”.
SM/SACC Version:
The version numbers in which the changes were incorporated.
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Date of release PN ID Title SM Version SACC Version
2017-07-17 PN-123 Policy on the Phased Bid Compliance Process No change No change
2017-07-01 PN-125 Replacement of the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) and entry into force of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) 2017-2 2017-2
2017-06-21 PN-121 Considering the Acquisition Card as a Call-up Instrument under Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements 2017-3 2017-3
2017-03-27 PN-120 Non-competitive process for requirements below $25 000 2017-1 No change
2016-10-19 PN-118 Defence Procurement - Sustainment Initiative No change No change
2016-10-05 PN-117U Certifications, declarations and proofs: further clarifications to exceptions list 2017-1 No change
2016-10-01 PN-119 Increase of Harmonized Sales Tax rate in Prince Edward Island No change No change
2016-08-19 PN-112 Electronic signatures on contractual documents 2017-1 No change
2016-07-01 PN-116 Increase of Harmonized Sales Tax rate in New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador No change No change
2016-06-09 PN-117 Certifications, declarations and proofs 2017-1 No change
2016-04-04 PN-107R2 Update to the Integrity Regime 2016-2 2016-2
2016-01-28 PN-114 Acquisition cards and electronic payment instruments 2016-1 2016-1
2016-01-28 PN-111 Public–Private Partnership (P3) Procurement Approach 2016-1 No change
2015-12-23 PN-11R4 Vendor Performance Corrective Measure Policy 2016-1 No change
2015-12-08 PN-113U1 Canada's Response to the Syrian Refugee Resettlement: Clarification of Limits No change No change
2015-11-28 PN-113 Canada’s response to the Syrian Refugee Resettlement No change No change
2015-07-03 PN-107R1 New Integrity Regime 2015-3
2015-07-01 PN-72R2 Review Process for Creation, Renewal and/or Extension of Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements 2015-2
2015-03-25 PN-43U1 Use of Construction and Architectural and Engineering Services Contracting Authorities No change No change
2014-09-02 PN-105R1 Procurement Complexity Levels, Risk Assessment and Approval Authorities 2014-4 No change

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